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    trying to learn

    i have developed an interest after looking at video game concept art for a while
    so much of an interest that i want to give it a try
    i would mainly want to draw as a hobby, but at least be very good at it
    i basically need some information on what tutorial videos i should be looking at, and other stuff.. i don't know a lot about drawing.. or anything really
    also, i've heard people using tablets more than other methods at this point
    im guessing it would be a good idea to start with pencil and paper, but would it hurt to go straight to tablet?

    thank you

    jooji
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    Quote Originally Posted by jooji View Post
    im guessing it would be a good idea to start with pencil and paper, but would it hurt to go straight to tablet?
    If you can't already draw a bit, yes.
    You'll be spending a few hundred bucks then fighting an interface while learning to draw at the same time.
    Digital art is always more complex than "point pencil at paper, inspect result"

    If you're a total beginner it's mostly about mileage and you get a whole lot of pencils and paper for $20

    Get Betty Edwards "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" from library, do exercises, ignore "science" parts.
    Then, get the Loomis books and work through them..
    http://acid.noobgrinder.com/Loomis/

    By all means get a tablet and play with, say, Artrage
    http://www.ambientdesign.com/artrage.html or any other software but until you can do it with a pencil or a hairy stick smeared in mud you likely won't get much benefit from the digital tools, at least as far as learning the basics goes

    /noob 2p worth.
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    cool i'll go through the books on paper first
    thanks for the advice

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